I just looked at my blog yesterday, and realized it had been nearly ten days since I last posted. I can’t remember a time I’ve ever gone that long without a blog post. I have a lot to share with those of you I don’t see regularly. We recently went on vacation to Florida, it was a celebratory trip! My husband has accepted a post graduate school offer, and we are moving to Portland, Oregon! We had a wonderful time there over the summer and I cannot wait to make it my family’s permanent home in May! I am so proud of my husband, and incredibly excited for this new opportunity. We decided to go on a trip to celebrate before we move across the country. It was really the first trip we’ve gone on that felt like a vacation with two young kids. I know it helped that we stayed our doting friends, the boys’ surrogate aunt and uncle. They spoiled them rotten, had a pool, and planned a lot of fun stuff! We spent hours at the beach, playing in the sand, and watching sea animal shows at a marine park. It was peaceful, fun, and hopefully educational. My husband and I went on a romantic six hour fishing trip, I always forget how wonderful it is to spend some time together like that. The boys had so much fun, and while we were away they made us the most beautiful crafts with their “Aunt Beth.” The weather was perfect while we were there, so perfect I didn’t even mind how early we woke up everyday.
Since we’ve been back, it’s been sort of a blur. We jumped right into to schedules, school, and activities. The weather is getting chilly, which always leaves me feeling a little lonely and isolated. Does anyone else feel this way? With that said, I am so excited about the upcoming holidays. We have filled the last two weeks with Halloween decorations and parties. Come Monday, Halloween, it is time to start preparing for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our last of both holidays we will be spending in Indiana, it feels so crazy! Everything seems so final here, while I’m thrilled for the upcoming adventures, it is definitely bittersweet. We have been here for five years! We have the best friends and community, our house is where we brought both of our boys home from the hospital to. It is all so bittersweet. With that said, it is very important to me that we make the next six months as special as possible. Beginning with the upcoming holidays!